Recap of ConnexFM National Conference 2024: Gathering Leaders in Facilities Management

The ConnexFM National Conference 2024, held from April 7 to April 10 in Nashville, TN, brought together thousands of leaders in the facilities management industry. Dedicated to retail facility management professionals, the event provided essential technical trade knowledge crucial in today’s marketplace. The Dynamic Facilities Management team was on hand to witness the largest annual gathering in the industry and went home with great memories, meaningful connections, and motivation for continued growth.

Key Highlights:

One of the standout moments of the conference was the memorable keynote address delivered by Mike Rowe, former host of the television series Dirty Jobs and renowned for his work in highlighting essential skilled trades. The event also marked the first in-person gathering of the DFS sales team, fostering camaraderie and synergy among team members. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to experience all the services DFS has to offer and enter for a chance to win an integrated access point assessment.

Notable Achievements:

Among the highlights was the recognition of Bill Ackerman, National Sales Manager, who received the Distinguished Charitable Service Award for his exemplary contributions to the Connex Foundation. Ackerman was also appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for another year, affirming his leadership and commitment to advancing the industry and foundation’s goals.

Attendance and Impact:

With thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, the ConnexFM National Conference remains the largest annual event for the facilities management industry. The conference served as a nexus for valuable insights, fostering networking opportunities with industry leaders, clients, and prospects. Attendees left with enriched knowledge, forged connections, and promising leads for future business endeavors.


The Nashville event proved to be a pivotal event in the facilities management industry and for the DFS team. From the insightful keynote addresses to significant recognition and networking opportunities, our sales team gained valuable insights and formed meaningful connections. As the industry continues to evolve, events like these serve as catalysts for innovation and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence. DFS will be headed to Boston, MA next for the IFMA conference in May. For more information, click here.

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